Purpose, Scope and Incorporated Documents
This division of administrative rules implements a federally funded state revolving fund to provide financing to community and nonprofit non-community drinking water systems for planning, design, construction or improvement of drinking water facilities or systems needed to maintain or achieve compliance with drinking water standards and to further public health protection goals of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 P.L. 104-182 and this states Drinking Water Quality Act.
In accordance with ORS 285A.213, this division of administrative rules governs the administration of the moneys awarded through this Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund by the Oregon Business Development Department through its Infrastructure Finance Authority in cooperation with the State of Oregons Health Services of the Oregon Department of Human Services, but not activities of Health Services itself.
"SAFE DRINKING WATER IN OREGON: Program Guidelines and Applicants Handbook for the Federally Funded Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund and Drinking Water Protection Fund" (July 2009 and any subsequent amendments), including but not limited to its appendices, is:
The principal source of information on this program, as prepared by the Authority;
Available by contacting any of the Authoritys regionally assigned staff;
Incorporated into and adopted as part of this division of administrative rules, by reference;
Subject to the same definitions as used in this division of administrative rules; and
Provides guidance specific to assistance for economic stimulus funding authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and allocated through the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]